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# education - Today’s News


# education - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17

The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.

# education - Saturday 19 July, 2014

‘Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day’

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

# education - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

# education - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can’t afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# education - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# education - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

That’s what Fianna Fáil will be asking the Government today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# education - Friday 4 July, 2014

Trinity College wants to triple admissions from NI and here’s how they’ll do it

The university said the number of students coming from the North has dropped recently – partly due to the fact that only one in eight take four A-Levels.

# education - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

“A nice, decent gentleman” and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn’s departure

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

# education - Monday 30 June, 2014

Principals want an audit of teaching resources

Student numbers are rising, but student-teacher ratios fell.

# education - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# education - Friday 27 June, 2014

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?

That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.

# education - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours

The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.

# education - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I’ve set up my own company – here’s why

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

# education - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

New funding to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become teachers

Minister Quinn has allocated €19,500 to the programme.

# education - Friday 20 June, 2014

Munster’s first Community National School to get under construction in record time

The school will have eight classrooms and is expected to be completed in 2015.

# education - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

‘I don’t have to fight for more money from the government’ – Education Minister

Ruairi Quinn says that because three of the four members of the Economic Management Council are teachers, he never has to fight for funding.

# education - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it’s perpetuating disadvantage

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

Students from closed private colleges offered new courses at a discount

The news has been welcomed, but the Irish Council for International Students said that some students feel paying again is “unjust”.

Here’s the form children will be asked to fill out about their abilities as they enter secondary school

Parents will also be able to give their thoughts on where their child may need extra help.

# education - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: Philosophy for kids? It’s absolutely essential for the classroom

Let’s teach children how to think – not what to think.

First ever performance review of Ireland’s higher education system now published

It found that half of 30-34 year olds have third level qualifications, the highest level in Europe.

# education - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.

Opinion: The best thing I got from my master’s was the chance to leave Ireland

I am one of the many thousands of students to pull up to an Irish university, deposit their money and walk away with what is – essentially – an empty qualification.

Opinion: Our daughters can’t be expected to live for the sole purpose of bearing children

Comments made by a high-profile TV presenter about girls’ education have sparked a backlash – have we not learned anything over the past few decades?

# education - Monday 9 June, 2014

The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year

First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.

USI says ‘internship culture’ to blame for low graduate wages

Union president Joe O’Connor said that schemes such as JobBridge had led to “a very, very employer friendly market”.

From Business ETC Over 6,000 new places announced on jobseeker ‘Springboard’ courses Education

Over 6,000 new places announced on jobseeker ‘Springboard’ courses

The courses, which are free to jobseekers, specifically target areas where employment is growing.

# education - Saturday 7 June, 2014

TD warns that children’s lives are being put at risk during storms

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn admitted that the current advice system for schools may need to be updated.

# education - Friday 6 June, 2014

This question on the Ordinary Level Maths paper today was ‘ridiculously simple’

A shopkeeper bought 25 school blazers at €30 each and 25 trousers at €20 each. How much did they spend?

# education - Thursday 5 June, 2014

There will be 70,000 more primary school children by 2019

But the Department of Education says that it is ready to handle the newcomers.

# education - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# education - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

# education - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Minister Quinn invites teachers unions to talk on junior cycle reform, ASTI welcome the invite

The new junior cert is being phased in from September to incoming first year students.

# education - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From Business ETC Which sector saw the biggest wage gains so far this year? Paid Up

Which sector saw the biggest wage gains so far this year?

The education sector is again the biggest loser in the earnings stats for the first quarter.

# education - Monday 26 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Student got his lad out in school yearbook photo – all had to be recalled Expose

Student got his lad out in school yearbook photo – all had to be recalled

Quick! Hide the yearbook before Nana asks to see it!

# education - Sunday 25 May, 2014

‘From scumbag to student’: The power of prison education

A former prisoner, who went from drug dealer to master’s student, has called for more funding for education in prisons. He admitted it will be “a hard sell”.

# education - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don’t need to study right now Procrastination Station

Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don’t need to study right now

A lesson in procrastination from

# education - Friday 23 May, 2014

Task force for international students established as Eden College creditors meet

A representative body for international students says they want tuition prioritised by liquidators.

All Hallows College to close “with immediate effect”

The college had suffered from falling student numbers and a financial shortfall.

# education - Monday 19 May, 2014

“No question” of reducing number of SNA posts, says Department

The Department of Education has rejected Micheál Martin’s claims that there are widespread cuts to SNAs.

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